I have been tasked with the technology update of our office and have have MAJOR questions which I hope can be answered here, so here goes;
First a little history, I have an electronics degree and a certificate in computer technology, so computers are not something new to me, however networking IS.
I have a VERY LIMITED budget to work with, which I'm sure is not unheard of before, with the following equipment already available:
1 MFP currently on lease connected via network
3 totally junk PCs running 3 different versions of Windows from XP to 7
A DSL internet connection
A wireless router
A wired 8 port switch
What I would like to do is begin with a basic server, 7 clients, shared internet on all machines (including external via login), An MFP, at least 1 NAS for data storage, 1 NAS for backup of all drives.
I know this is going to require some work and hopefully not too much money. ANY help on this will be welocmed with great appreciation.
a basic server can be used for file storage which could save you money on one NAS.
are you planning to create a Domain server or just use a workstation as a server?
Looking for advice on issues such as this. At some point we would like to be able to access our 'server' from outside and maybe host a website later. So I think the answer would be to create a domain server?